Licenses of 18 drug retail sale outlets suspended

JAMMU: Drugs and Food Control Organization has suspended licenses of various retail sale outlets of different firms in Samba, which were found breaching provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act and Rules.

Renuka Raina, Assistant Drugs Controller, Samba along with Inspectorate Staff carried out surprise supervisory checks of more than fifty retail sale outlets situated in Samba district to ensure that conditions of licenses are being followed by the license holders.

During the said drive, operations of eighteen firms were disallowed on spot and licenses of the firms were suspended for committing breaches of the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 & Rules thereunder.

Statutory Drug samples of fifteen formulations viz Antibiotics, PPI, Steroid, NSAIDs etc were drawn to check the identity, strength and purity of these drugs. These samples have been referred to State Drug Testing Laborato-ries for framing legal opinion to ascertain their quality parameters.

The firms, which were found violating the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act and whose operations were disallowed & licenses suspended thereafter, included
M/s Swami Medicate, Sarore Adda; M/s Shiv Medical Hall, Sarore Adda; M/s Avighna Medicos, Near Railway Station ,Bari Brahmana, M/s Sant Rasila Health Care, Nanke Chak, M/s Lakhotra Medical Hall, Nanke Chak, M/s K.C Medicate, Badheri; M/s K.H Medicate, Nud, M/s Lakshmi Medicate, Nud; M/s Vikas Medicos, Daboh; M/s Shiva Medical Hall, Samba, M/s Rekha Medical Hall, Barian, M/s Bhairvi Medicos, Barian, M/s Dayal Medicos, Vijaypur; M/s Rana Medicate, Sarna; M/s Ritvik Medicate, Bari Brah-mana, M/s Raghu Medicate, Teli Basti Bari Brahmana; M/s Malik Medical Hall, Bari Brahmana; M/s Sharma Medical Hall, Brai Brahmana.

Lotika Khajuria, Controller, Drugs & Food Control Organization has impressed upon the Trade fraternity to follow good trade practices in the larger patient interest. She said that such drives shall continue in future so as to ensure that proper storage conditions for stocking of drugs are being maintained by the license holders, failing which action as contemplated under relevant provisions shall be initiated against the defaulters.


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